I have a podcast—The Beer Crate, since you asked—which is written and produced using free software, and released under the CC by-nc-nd license. It’s a fun little hobby that keeps me off the street, and gives me an excuse to drink and review beer. But had free software not existed, how much would it cost to produce and host a show using proprietary software? I set out to investigate…

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10 years 27 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago


Someone else invested their resources

That is why it is cheaper for you. If you find that your free programs are not adequate for your requirements, you should get it changed. Tinkering with computer programs is not easy and so, it requires a bit of effort to do this. If you are lucky and you find a programmer to fix it pro bono, then great. Not everyone has access to a programmer that will do pro bono work and so, another option is paying a programmer the market rate which is not cheap.